Hof-Apotheke Zum Mohren: The Name remains

The Hof-Apotheke "Zum Mohren" retains its name. The pharmacist Kerstin Podszus makes it clear. Why they announced this now? A group of activists demonstrated

Hof-Apotheke Zum Mohren: The Name remains

The Hof-Apotheke "Zum Mohren" retains its name. The pharmacist Kerstin Podszus makes it clear. Why they announced this now? A group of activists demonstrated on Saturday in front of their pharmacy peaceful, a name change against the, in their opinion, racist term "moor" to enforce.

Podszus however, the Name was not in the least understand to be racist to. Instead, he lead from the Moors, who had brought centuries ago, the modern pharmacy, to Central Europe. "He is, therefore, an expression of respect for the Oriental art of healing," says Podszus. Visible this will be also in the Logo of the pharmacy, on a moor with a rod of Aesculapius and a drug shown to the vial.

100 years in family ownership

as early as 2018, there had been discussions about the name. At the time, to 24,000 supporters had signed, according to Podszus an Online Petition. You take the discussion of racism seriously, at the time I interviewed her environment, friends and neighbors, politicians and business people. The Tenor was almost unanimous: they may keep the name. Moreover, it leads to very personal reasons: "My heart blood is in this pharmacy, and I would therefore like to change the name from traditional and emotional reasons."

The court-Apotheke zum Mohren after Podszus’ information since 1621 in the name and for over 100 years in family ownership. How big is the support for your decision is, does the pharmacist is also 3000 signatures, which had in the meantime been filed.

Also other pharmacies that carry the Ethiopians in the name of, to see again and again with the accusation of racism is confronted. Two years ago, two pharmacies in Frankfurt for this reason, were to fall into the criticism. In Mainz, the Mohren-Apotheke had changed your Logo. Instead of a dark-skinned woman with head cloth, the adjacent Christopher Church is now adorned with the pharmacy letterhead. The name of all pharmacies continue to lead.

Updated Date: 17 August 2020, 06:20

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